Daughter of the Pirate King: Daughter of the Pirate King (Book 1)
by Tricia Levenseller
“There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map – the key to a legendary treasure trove – seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.”
I heard about Daughter of the Pirate King last year and put it on preorder earlier this year, but when I found out what the OwlCrate theme for March was, I cancelled my preorder as I guessed the book would be this one. I have not really come across pirate YA books, so I was really excited for this book to come out, especially as I love Pirates of the Caribbean (one of my favourite film series and I know all the words off by heart).
Alosa is captain of the Ava-lee, but has been charged with a dangerous mission by her father. She must board an enemy ship, the Night Farer, to find and steal a map. She lets her ship be caught before being taken prisoner, where the first mate interrogates her about the Pirate King.
Wow! I did not want to put it down (I did for a few hours to eat and watch some TV with my mum), but once I got into it again I did not take notice of time or how far through the book I was until I had two chapters left and decided I may as well finish it before sleeping. I did not guess any of what was going to happen, I loved the twists and emotions that I went through (although a bit got spoiled as the name of the second book came out).
My favourite characters are Alosa, Riden, Enwen and Kearan. I had a great time reading from Alosa’s point of view, I clicked with her pretty much straight away, she is fabulous. I love Riden (he may have to be a new book boyfriend), I adore the banter that he and Alosa have. Enwen and Kearan are smaller characters, but they are awesome.
My favourite part has to be the bits of Alosa and Riden together, I also like the bits of hearing what Alosa is thinking. I loved all of it, it is really hard to pick out a favourite part.
Daughter of the Pirate King ends on a cliffhanger and is set up perfectly for the second book (Daughter of the Siren Queen) out February 2018.
While reading this book, I described it as a girl trying to please her father while not being found out by her enemies. I would recommend it to teenagers and adults. 5 out of 5.